Australian Top Minister Malcolm Turnbull has condemned a photograph appearing an Australian army vehicle flying a swastika flag in Afghanistan.
The “totally and utterly unacceptable” incident came about all over a project in 2007, he mentioned.
Military officials mentioned the logo of Nazism was once up “in brief” prior to commanding officials intervened, adding that the ones involved had been cautioned.
It follows severe latest scrutiny of Australia’s behavior in Afghanistan.
The photograph of the 2007 incident caused anger after it was bought by means of the Australian Broadcasting Organization (ABC) on Thursday.
“It used to be incorrect – completely fallacious – and the commanders took action on the time,” Mr Turnbull advised reporters.
In an announcement, the ADF stated it rejected “as abhorrent the whole thing this flag represents”.
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the picture shows soldiers sitting at the car with the flag hoisted up at the entrance.
The ABC quoted an nameless defence source who stated the incident have been supposed as a “twisted comic story”, as opposed to a sign of toughen for neo-Nazism.
Australia’s conduct within the US-led coalition in Afghanistan has been scrutinised following media studies remaining week that elite soldiers will have been involved within the killing of unarmed Afghans.
The head of the ADF, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, said the “critical allegations” would be investigated.
Australia’s operations in Afghanistan are already the topic of a closed-door inquiry, which started in 2016.
Australia has about THREE HUNDRED troops these days in Afghanistan.